Rosalie Regen Papers, 1856-1993

(53 boxes; 26.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/166


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Abstract
Rosalie Stork Regen (1909-1993) was a Quaker author and playwright who joined the Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting in 1941. She was the daughter of Charles Wharton Stork and Elisabeth von Pausinger Stork. An active member of the Society of Friends, Rosalie taught First Day School and visited Quakers all over the world. The collection includes journals kept continuously from 1936 to the time of her death in 1993. She also maintained a prodigious correspondence with family and friends. Includes drafts of her writings, some of which were published: "Peaceful Heroes," a collection of plays, in 1962, and "Forever in Joy," a book of poetry, in 1974.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Rosalie Stork Regen (1909-1993) was a Quaker author and playwright who joined the Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting in 1941. She was the daughter of Charles Wharton Stork and Elisabeth "Lisl" von Pausinger Stork. Rosalie went to Germantown Friends School and Radcliffe College, graduating with honors in English Literature in 1931. She then went to New York City where she worked in publishing before meeting and marrying Curt Regen, who worked for an insurance firm. They had three children, Richard, Barbara and Deborah Regen. Two grandchildren, Peter Regen and Jeffrey Regen, graduated from Swarthmore College in 1989 and 1991, respectively.

The Regens settled in New Jersey and were active members of the Rahway and Plainfield Monthly Meeting. Rosalie was active in Ministry and Oversight, Peace & Service and the Religious Education committees at Plainfield and served as chair of the New York Yearly Meeting Religious Education Committee. Curt was a member of the Board of The McCutchen, the Yearly Meeting Friends Home.

Rosalie wrote many stories, poems and plays for her own children and for Quaker children around the world. She was greatly involved with the First-day School at Plainfield MM and her plays were often put on by the children there and at Yearly Meeting at Silver Bay.

A collection of one-act plays entitled Peaceful Heroes was published by Friends General Conference in 1962. Other publications include Forever in Joy, a book of poetry published in 1974; I was a Problem Daughter, You were a Problem Mother, an autobiographical novel published in 1988; Peaceful Heroes II published in 1988; and The Joy of Death, written after the death of Curt Regen.

Curt and Rosalie were also active in visitation and traveled to minister to Friends all over the world. They took extensive slides, which were often shown at Silver Bay.

Rosalie also kept journals and a prodigious correspondence. Her interests, as documented in this collection of papers, photographs and slides, are divided among family, writing and active involvement with the affairs of the Society of Friends.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection includes journals kept continuously from 1936 to the time of her death in 1993. She also maintained a prodigious correspondence with family and friends. Includes drafts of her writings, some of which were published: "Peaceful Heroes," a collection of plays, in 1962, and "Forever in Joy," a book of poetry, in 1974.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into four series:

Arrangement generally alphabetical and chronological within each series. Correspondence is arranged according to the order established by Rosalie Regen.


Added entries

Subjects
  • Americans -- Travel -- 20th century
  • Diaries
  • New Jersey --Quakers
  • Quaker women
  • Quakers -- Correspondence
  • Quakers -- Diaries
  • Quakers -- Drama
  • Quakers -- Education -- Religious
  • Quakers -- New Jersey
  • Quakers -- Poetry
  • Quakers -- Travelers
  • Society of Friends -- New Jersey
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Stork, Charles Wharton, 1881-
  • Stork, Elisabeth von Pausinger
Credits
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Date: 1994
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Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Ser. 1. Historical and Genealogical Materials, 1962-1988, n.d.

Genealogies Box 1

Resumes and Bios Box 1

Wills Box 1

Estate of T.B. Stork Box 1

Estate of Lisl Stork Box 1

Estate of C. W. Stork Box 1

Obituaries & Memorials Box 1

Financial papers Box 1

Wedding announcements Box 1

Curt and Rosalie's Golden Wedding Box 1

Regen family newsletters 1962-94 with gaps Box 1

Travel itineraries Box 1

Medical papers Box 1

Passports Box 1

Rosalie's children's report cards Box 1

Rosalie's school and college era memorabilia
From Germantown Friends School and Radcliffe, including diplomas and Cum Laude certificate.
Box 1

Memorabilia

Quaker Committee Work: Box 2

Peace and Service Committee Box 2

Social Order Box 2

Religious Education Box 2

Ministry and Oversight Box 2

Outreach Group, Medford Leas 1986-88 Box 2

Poetry by C. W. Stork Box 2

Published material by C. W. Stork Box 2

"Charles Wharton Stork: Some Memorabilia compiled by G. Frederick Stork December 1971" (bound) Box 2

C. W. Stork, miscellaneous memorabilia Box 2

Poetry, prose and postcards by G. Frederick Stork Box 2

Poetry and prose by relatives of Rosalie Box 2

Clippings Box 2

Ser. 2 Journals, 1925-1993

Literary Notes 1925 Box 3

My Trip Abroad 1929 Box 3

Journal 1929 Box 3

Curt Regen's Yearbook 1932 Box 3

Curt Regen's Yearbook 1933 Box 3

Trip West to Chicago World's Fair 1932 Box 3

Account Book 1934 Box 3

Curt Regen's Diary 1934 Box 3

Journal 1936 Box 3

Journal 1937 Jan-April Box 3

Our Vacation 1937 May Box 3

Journal 1937 June-Oct Box 3

Journal 1938 Box 3

Journal 1939 Box 3

Journal 1940 Box 3

Library Log n.d. Box 3

Journal 1941 Box 3

Journal 1943 Box 4

Journal 1948 Box 4

Journal 1950 Box 4

Journal 1951 Box 4

Journal 1951 Box 4

Journal 1952 Box 4

Journal, World Conference in England 1952 July-Sept Box 4

Journal 1953 Box 4

Journal 1954 Box 4

Journal 1955 Box 4

Journal 1956 Box 4

Journal 1957 Box 4

Journal 1958 Box 4

Journal 1959 Box 4

Journal 1960 Box 5

Journal 1961 Box 5

Journal 1962 Box 5

Journal 1963 Box 5

Journal 1964 Box 5

Journal 1965 Box 5

Journal 1966 Box 5

Journal 1967 Box 5

Journal 1968 Box 6

Journal 1969, Jan-Feb Box 6

Journal 1969, March Box 6

Journal 1969, April Box 6

Journal 1969, May Box 6

Journal 1969, May-July Box 6

Journal 1969, July-Oct Box 6

Journal 1969-70, Oct-April Box 6

Journal 1970, April-Aug Box 6

Journal 1970, Aug-Sept Box 6

Journal 1970, Sept-Oct Box 6

Journal 1970-71, Oct-Jan Box 6

Journal 1971, Jan-March Box 6

Journal 1971, April Box 6

Journal 1971, April-July Box 6

Journal 1971, July-Oct Box 6

Journal 1971, Oct-Nov Box 6

Journal 1971, Nov-Dec Box 6

Journal 1971-72, Dec-March Box 7

Journal 1972, March-May Box 7

Journal 1972, May-July Box 7

Journal 1972, July-Sept Box 7

Journal 1972, Sept-Nov Box 7

Journal 1972-73, Nov-Jan Box 7

Journal 1973, Jan-March Box 7

Journal, Trip Around the World 1973, May-June Box 7

Journal, Trip Around the World 1973, June-July Box 7

Journal, Trip Around the World 1973, July-Sept Box 7

Journal, Trip Around the World 1973, Sept Box 7

Journal, Trip Around the World 1973, Sept-Oct Box 7

Journal, Trip Around the World 1973, Oct-Nov Box 7

Journal, Trip Around the World 1973, Nov-Dec Box 7

Journal, Trip Around the World 1973, Dec Box 7

Journal 1973-74, Dec-April Box 7

Journal 1974, April-June Box 7

Journal 1974, June-Sept Box 7

Journal 1974, Sept-Oct Box 7

Journal 1974, Oct-Dec Box 7

Journal 1974-75, Dec-Jan Box 8

Journal 1975, Jan-March Box 8

Journal 1975, March-April Box 8

Journal 1975, April-May Box 8

Journal 1975, June-July Box 8

Journal 1975, July-Sept Box 8

Journal 1975, Sept-Nov Box 8

Journal 1975-76, Nov-April Box 8

Journal, Trip to South America 1976, Jan-Feb Box 8

Journal, Trip to South America 1976, Feb-March Box 8

Journal 1976, April-June Box 8

Journal 1976, June-Sept Box 9

Journal 1976, Sept-Nov Box 9

Journal 1976-77, Nov-Jan Box 9

Journal 1977, Jan-Feb Box 9

Journal 1977, Feb-April Box 9

Journal 1977, April-June Box 9

Journal, Western Trip 1977, June-July Box 9

Journal, Western Trip 1977, July-Aug Box 9

Journal, Western Trip 1977, Aug-Nov Box 9

Journal 1977-78, Nov-Feb Box 9

Journal 1978, Feb-May Box 10

Journal : see also Journal 1979, March-May 1978, May-June Box 10

Journal, African Journey 1978, June-July Box 10

Journal African Journey 1978, July, Aug Box 10

Journal, East Africa Yearly Meeting 1978, Aug Box 10

Journal, African/Israel Journey 1978, Aug-Sept Box 10

Journal, Israel Journey 1978, Sept-Oct Box 10

Journal 1978, Oct-Dec Box 10

Journal 1978-79, Dec-Feb Box 10

Journal 179, Feb-March Box 10

Journal
Also contains entries for 1978, May-June
1979, March-May Box 11

Journal 1979, May-June Box 11

Journal 1979, June-Aug Box 11

Journal 1979, Aug-Oct Box 11

Journal 1979-80, Oct-Jan Box 11

Journal, Florida and San Juan 1980, Jan-Feb Box 11

Journal, Caribbean Cruise 1980, Feb-March Box 11

Journal 1980, March-April Box 11

Journal 1980, April-May Box 11

Journal 1980, May-July Box 12

Journal 1980, July-Sept Box 12

Journal 1980, Sept-Oct Box 12

Journal 1980, Oct-Nov Box 12

Journal 1980-81, Nov-Jan Box 12

Journal 1981, Jan-Feb Box 12

Journal 1981, Feb-April Box 12

Journal 1981, April-June Box 12

Journal 1981, June-July Box 12

Journal 1981, July-Aug Box 12

Journal, World Trip 1981, Aug-Sept Box 12

Journal, World Trip 1981, Sept-Oct Box 12

Journal, World Trip 1981, Oct-Nov Box 12

Journal 1981-82, Nov-Jan Box 12

Journal 1982, Jan-March Box 12

Journal 1982, March-May Box 12

Journal 1982, May-July Box 12

Journal 1982, July-Aug Box 12

Journal 1982, Aug-Oct Box 13

Journal 1982, Oct-Nov Box 13

Journal 1982-83, Nov-Jan Box 13

Journal 1983, Jan-March Box 13

Journal 1983, March-May Box 13

Journal 1983, May-June Box 13

Journal 1983, June-Aug Box 13

Journal 1983, Aug-Oct Box 13

Journal 1983, Oct-Nov Box 13

Journal 1983-84, Nov-Jan Box 13

Journal 1984, Feb-March Box 13

Journal 1984, March-April Box 13

Journal 1984, May-June Box 13

Journal 1984, June-July Box 13

Journal 1984, July-Sept Box 13

Journal 1984, Sept-Oct Box 13

Journal 1984, Oct-Nov Box 13

Journal 1984-85, Nov-Jan Box 13

Journal 1985, Jan-Feb Box 13

Journal 1985, Feb-April Box 14

Journal 1985, April-May Box 14

Journal 1985, May-June Box 14

Journal 1985, June-Aug Box 14

Journal 1985, Aug-Sept Box 14

Journal 1985, Sept-Oct Box 14

Journal 1985, Oct-Dec Box 14

Journal 1985-86, Dec-Jan Box 14

Journal 1986, Jan-March Box 14

Journal 1986, March-April Box 14

Journal 1986, April-May Box 14

Journal 1986, May-July Box 14

Journal 1986, July-Aug Box 14

Journal 1986, Aug-Sept Box 14

Journal 1986, Sept-Nov Box 14

Journal 1986, Nov-Dec Box 14

Journal 1986-87, Dec-Feb Box 14

Journal 1987, Feb-April Box 14

Journal 1987, April-May Box 15

Journal 1987, May-June Box 15

Journal 1987, June-Aug Box 15

Journal 1987, Aug-Sept Box 15

Journal, Canadian Trip 1987, Sept-Oct, Box 15

Journal 1987, Oct-Nov Box 15

Journal 1987, Nov-Dec Box 15

Journal 1987-88, Dec-Feb Box 15

Journal 1988, Feb-March Box 15

Journal 1988, March-April Box 15

Journal 1988, April-May Box 16

Journal 1988, May-June Box 16

Journal 1988, June-July Box 16

Journal 1988, July-Sept Box 16

Journal 1988, Sept-Oct Box 16

Journal 1988, Oct-Nov Box 16

Journal 1988, Nov-Dec Box 16

Journal 1988-89, Dec-Feb Box 16

Journal 1989, Feb-March Box 16

Journal 1989, March-April Box 16

Journal 1989, April-May Box 16

Journal 1989, May-June Box 16

Journal 1989, June-Aug Box 16

Journal 1989, Aug-Sept Box 16

Journal 1989, Sept-Oct Box 16

Journal 1989, Oct-Dec Box 16

Journal 1989-90, Dec-Jan Box 16

Journal 1990, Jan-Feb Box 16

Journal 1990, Feb-March Box 17

Journal 1990, March-April Box 17

Journal 1990, April-May Box 17

Journal 1990, May-June Box 17

Journal 1990, June-July Box 17

Journal 1990, July-Aug Box 17

Journal 1990, Aug-Sept Box 17

Journal 1990, Sept-Oct Box 17

Journal 1990, Oct Box 17

Journal 1990, Oct-Nov Box 17

Journal 1990, Nov-Dec Box 17

Journal 1990-91, Dec-Jan Box 17

Journal 1991, Jan-Feb Box 17

Journal 1991, Feb-March Box 17

Journal 1991, March-April Box 17

Journal 1991, April-May Box 17

Journal 1991, May-June Box 17

Journal 1991, June-July Box 17

Journal 1991, July-Aug Box 17

Journal 1991, Aug-Sept Box 18

Journal 1991, Sept-Oct Box 18

Journal 1991, Oct Box 18

Journal 1991, Oct-Nov Box 18

Journal 1991, Nov-Dec Box 18

Journal 1991-92, Dec-Jan Box 18

Journal 1992, Jan-Feb Box 18

Journal 1992, Feb-March Box 18

Journal 1992, March-April Box 18

Journal 1992, April-May Box 18

Journal 1992, May-June Box 18

Journal 1992, June-July Box 18

Journal 1992, July Box 18

Journal 1992, July-Aug Box 18

Journal 1992, Aug-Sept Box 18

Journal 1992, Sept-Oct Box 18

Journal 1992, Oct Box 18

Journal 1992, Oct-Nov Box 18

Photocopy of 3 March 1993 entry. Rosalie had started a new journal a couple days before her death. Box 18

Ser. 3 Correspondence, 1920s-1993
The organization, by both individual and date span, follows that established by Rosalie Regen. Some of the overlapping date spans were conflated and correspondence with an individual was pulled from the general files if Rosalie had elsewhere designated a separate file for that individual.


Sorted by Individual:

Mother, Elisabeth von Pausinger Stork, known as "Lisl" (1888-1968), to Rosalie.
Rosalie went back through the correspondence with her parents in the course of writing her autobiography, often summarizing the contents at the top of the letter or adding a date, if that was missing.
Box 18

Mother to Rosalie 1926-27 Box 19

Mother to Rosalie 1928 Box 19

Mother to Rosalie 1929 Box 19

Mother to Rosalie 1930 Box 19

Mother to Rosalie 1931 Box 19

Mother to Rosalie 1934 Box 19

Mother to Rosalie 1936 Box 19

Mother to Rosalie 1937 Box 19

Mother to Rosalie 1938 Box 19

Mother to Rosalie 1939 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1940 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1941 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1942 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1943 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1944 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1945 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1946 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1947 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1948 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1949 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1950 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1951 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1952 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie
Rosalie pulled out "Mother's crucial letter to Curt on scene in kitchen and Curt's answer" when she organized her letters. These two letters are housed in this folder.
1952, November Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1953 Box 20

Mother to Rosalie 1954 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1955 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1956 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1957 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1958 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1959 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1960 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1961 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1962 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1963 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1964 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1965 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1966 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1967 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie 1968 Box 21

Mother to Rosalie, fragments n.d. Box 21

Sympathy Cards received by Rosalie at time of her mother's death Box 21

Rosalie to Mother Box 21

Rosalie to Mother 1920s Box 21

Rosalie to Mother 1927 Box 21

Rosalie to Mother 1928 Box 22

Rosalie to Mother 1929 Box 22

Rosalie to Mother 1930 Box 22

Rosalie to Mother 1954-67 & n.d. Box 22

Father, [Charles] "Wharton" Stork (1881-1971), to Rosalie Box 22

Father to Rosalie 1926-30 Box 22

Father to Rosalie 1931-65 Box 22

Father to Rosalie n.d. Box 22

Rosalie to Father 1929-1970 Box 22 Box 22

Printed Christmas cards from Lisl and Wharton, containing poetry by both. n.d. Box 22

Grandfather, Theophilus Baker Stork (1854-1937), to Rosalie
Folder includes telegram from Mother announcing his death.
1914-1937 Box 22

Grandmother, Anna Cope Stork, the second wife of Theophilus Stork, to Rosalie 1927-39 & n.d. Box 22 Box 22

Brother, Francis Wharton Stork, sometimes known as "Storky," to Rosalie (1911-) 1927-43 Box 22 Box 23

Francis Wharton Stork to Rosalie 1944-74 Box 23

Francis Wharton Stork to Rosalie n.d. Box 23

Brother, G. Frederick Stork, known as "Fritz" or "Freddy", (1913-), to Rosalie Box 23

G. Fredrick Stork to Rosalie 1926-1939 Box 23

G. Fredrick Stork to Rosalie 1940-49 Box 23

G. Fredrick Stork to Rosalie 1950-82 Box 23

G. Fredrick Stork to Rosalie n.d. Box 23

Stork Christmas Newsletter 1962-74 Box 23

Brother Fritz's wife, Mary-Ernestine Weber Stork (1919-1980), to Rosalie 1945-74 & n.d. Box 23 Box 23

Brother Carl Alexander Stork (1927-1964) and his wife, Patty Ford, (m. 1957), to Rosalie 1933-1981 & n.d. Box 23 Box 23

Husband, Curt Regen (1907-1989), to Rosalie Box 23

Curt to Rosalie 1934 Box 24

Curt to Rosalie 1936-38 Box 24

Curt to Rosalie 1939-44 Box 24

Curt to Rosalie 1945-48 Box 24

Curt to Rosalie 1949 Box 24

Curt to Rosalie 1950-59 Box 24

Curt to Rosalie 1960-69 Box 24

Curt to Rosalie 1970-86 Box 24

Curt to Rosalie N.D. Box 24

Rosalie to Curt Box 24

Rosalie to Curt 1934-38 Box 24

Rosalie to Curt 1941-49 Box 24

Rosalie to Curt 1950-59 Box 24

Rosalie to Curt 1960-76 Box 24

Rosalie to Curt n.d. Box 24

Son Richard Wharton Regen (1939-) and his wife Sue Koster Regen (1942-) (m. 1962), to Rosalie and Curt Box 24

Richard and Sue to Rosalie and Curt 1946-56 Box 25

Richard and Sue to Rosalie and Curt 1957-60 Box 25

Richard and Sue to Rosalie and Curt 1961-65 Box 25

Richard and Sue to Rosalie and Curt 1966-69 Box 25

Richard and Sue to Rosalie and Curt 1970-79 Box 25

Richard and Sue to Rosalie and Curt 1981-92 Box 25

Richard and Sue to Rosalie and Curt n.d. (ca. 1950-60) Box 25

Richard and Sue to Rosalie and Curt
folder 1
n.d. (mid 1960s-80s), Box 25

Richard and Sue to Rosalie and Curt
folder 2
n.d. (mid 1960s-80s), Box 26

Rosalie to Richard
Includes letters described by the following note written by Richard after Rosalie's death: "letters from Rosalie Regen to her son Richard Wharton Regen at Westtown Friends School 1953-57. Rosalie asked to have them all back. Found in her desk at the time of her death 3/1993."
1952-90 & n.d. Box 26

Daughter Barbara L. Regen (1941-) and her husband Gerald Claffie, "Jerry" (1937-) (m. 1965), to Rosalie and Curt

Barbara and Gerald to Rosalie and Curt 1949-59 Box 26

Barbara and Gerald to Rosalie and Curt 1960-61 Box 26

Barbara and Gerald to Rosalie and Curt 1962-65 Box 26

Barbara and Gerald to Rosalie and Curt 1966-90 Box 26

Barbara and Gerald to Rosalie and Curt n.d. (ca. 1940-60s) Box 26

Barbara and Gerald to Rosalie and Curt
folder 1
n.d. (mid 1960s-80s) Box 26

Barbara and Gerald to Rosalie and Curt
folder 2
n.d. (mid 1960s-80s) Box 27

Rosalie to Barbara

Rosalie to Barbara 1955-74 & n.d. Box 27

Daughter, Deborah Fisher Regen, known as "Debbé" and other variations on her given name, (1945-), to Rosalie and Curt. Deborah's long-term partner's name is Lucille Franzzo, "Ceil" (1952-)

Deborah and Ceil to Rosalie and Curt 1948-60 Box 27

Deborah and Ceil to Rosalie and Curt 1961-62 Box 27

Deborah and Ceil to Rosalie and Curt 1963-67 Box 27

Deborah and Ceil to Rosalie and Curt 1968-69 Box 27

Deborah and Ceil to Rosalie and Curt 1970-76 Box 27

Deborah and Ceil to Rosalie and Curt 1977-79 Box 27

Deborah and Ceil to Rosalie and Curt 1980-92 Box 27

Deborah and Ceil to Rosalie and Curtfolder 1 ND, Box 28

Deborah and Ceil to Rosalie and Curtfolder 2 ND, Box 28

To Rosalie from Ceil Box 28

1973 & n.d. Box 28

Rosalie and Curt to Deborah

Rosalie and Curt to Deborah 1952-59 Box 28

Rosalie and Curt to Deborah 1960-63 Box 28

Rosalie and Curt to Deborah 1964-66 Box 28

Rosalie and Curt to Deborah 1967-69 Box 28

Rosalie and Curt to Deborah 1970-73 Box 28

Rosalie and Curt to Deborah 1974-85 Box 29

Rosalie and Curt to Deborah n.d. Box 29

Correspondence between siblings and family, etc.

Barbara to her brother Richard n.d. Box 29

Deborah to her brother Richard 1957-60, n.d. Box 29

Richard to his sister Barbaraa 1954-55, n.d. Box 29

To Deborah from Grandparents, "Nana" and Wharton 1957-68, n.d. Box 29

To Deborah from brother Richard and his wife Sue 1954-68, n.d. Box 29

Barbara to her sister Deborah 1958-67, n.d. Box 29

To Deborah from various 1959-83, n.d. Box 29

Aunty Helene von Pausinger (1870-1957?) to Rosalie
Some of these letters are in German.
1928-54 Box 29

Aunty Paula von Pausinger Erggelet to Rosalie Box 29

Aunty Paula von Pausinger Erggelet to Rosalie 1876-1969 Box 29

Aunty Paula von Pausinger Erggelet to Rosalie 1924-29 Box 29

Aunty Paula von Pausinger Erggelet to Rosalie 1930-39 Box 29

Aunty Paula von Pausinger Erggelet to Rosalie 1940-64 Box 29

Aunty Paula von Pausinger Erggelet to Rosalie ND Box 30

Aunty Lili von Pausinger Eisler (1882-1980) to Rosalie
Some of the letters from the later years are from Maria Weindl, who was taking care of Lili in her old age. Some of the letters are in German.
Box 30

Aunty Lili von Pausinger Eisler to Rosalie 1927-59 Box 30

Aunty Lili von Pausinger Eisler to Rosalie 1960-69 Box 30

Aunty Lili von Pausinger Eisler to Rosalie 1970-80 Box 30

Rosalie to Aunty Lili
Contains correspondence to Maria Weindl, who took care of Lili in her old age, and about Lili after her death, which occurred in 1980. Some of these letters are in German.
1965-80 Box 30

To Lisl von Pausinger Stork from her sister, Lili Eisler
These letters are in German.
1960-68 Box 30

Grandson Peter Regen to Rosalie and Curt (1966-)
Peter Regen was Swarthmore College class of 1989.
1972-85 & n.d. Box 30

Grandson Jeffrey Regen (1969-) to Rosalie and Curt

Jeffrey to Rosalie and Curt
Jeffrey Regen was Swarthmore College class of 1991.
1974, n.d. Box 30

Photocopies of Jeffrey Regen's letters sent to relatives via his parents, Richard and Sue, from Russia. Contains related materials. 1989 Box 30

Photopcopies of Jeffrey Regen's letters sent to his relatives via his parents, from Russia and Germany.
Jeffrey was traveling on a Watson fellowship. Contains related materials and correspondence from others.
1991-92 Box 30

Rosalie to Peter and Jeffrey
These letters were the basis for Rosalie's "Around the World with Granny and Granddad" stories.
1973 Box 30

Granddaughters Patricia Marie and Amy Elizabeth (1970-) Claffie to Rosalie and Curt 1978-91, n.d. Box 30

Niece Lyrinda Stork, (1947-), daughter of Rosalie's brother G. Frederick and Mary Stork, to Rosalie and Curt
Lyrinda married Neal Snyderman in 1975.
1958-78, n.d. Box 30

Niece Elisabeth Marie "Lisbeth" Stork (1948-), daughter of Rosalie's brother G. Frederick and Mary Stork, to Rosalie and Curt.
Lisbeth, who was Rosalie's goddaughter, married Vin Saya in 1976 and had two sons, Aengus and Leif. They divorced in the 1980s.
1958-91, n.d. Box 30

Niece Susan Diana Stork (1951-), daughter of Rosalie's brother G. Frederick and Mary Stork, to Rosalie 1970-83; N.D Box 30

Niece Cathy Stork (1957-), daughter of Rosalie's brother G. Frederick and Mary Stork, to Rosalie.
Cathy married Julian in 1979 and had a daughter Tasha in 1989.
1979-90;, n.d. Box 30

Nieces Anne (1960-), Margaret (1961-) and Amy (1964-), daughters of Rosalie's brother Carl Alexander and Patty Stork, to Rosalie and Curt 1979-85, n.d. Box 30

Correspondence with cousins:

Cousin Susan Morris "Sally" Hallowell to Rosalie 1929-32, n.d. Box 31

Cousin Anna Wharton Morris (1863-1957) to Rosalie 1934-48 Box 31

Cousin Esther Fisher Hallowell Morse (1881-) to Rosalie 1946-53, n.d. Box 31

Cousin Belle Stork (1887?-) to Rosalie 1957, n.d. Box 31

Cousin Dorothea to Rosalie n.d. Box 31

Miscellaneous Family Correspondence. 1856-91, n.d. Box 31 Box 31

Special Subject Family Correspondence
These categories were created by Rosalie when she organized her correspondence.

Congratulations received by Rosalie at announcement of Engagement
With a note in Rosalie's hand, "keep these letters of congratulation for 50th golden wedding".
1934 Box 31

Curt and Rosalie's invitations to their wedding and to their parties. 1934-79, n.d. Box 31

To Curt and Rosalie from Regens in Wein
Includes "Papa [Richard Regen] about marriage"
1934-55, n.d. Box 31

To Curt and Rosalie on the death of Curt's parents 1944-46 Box 31

Curt and Rosalie's Silver Wedding Anniversary Cards 1959 Box 31

Curt and Rosalie's Golden Wedding Anniversary Cards 1984 Box 31

Sympathy cards received by Rosalie at the time of Curt's death
Organized by Rosalie by last name of sender.
1989

A-B Box 31

C-D Box 31

E-F Box 31

G-H Box 32

I-K Box 32

L-M Box 32

N-Q Box 32

R-S Box 32

T-V Box 32

X-Z Box 32

Family and friends in Germany to Rosalie and Curt
Letters in German.
1933-87, n.d. Box 32

Dorothy Henry Brewis, known as "Dicky" or "Dickie", to Rosalie

Dickie to Rosalie 1927-31 Box 32

Dickie to Rosalie 1932-37 Box 32

Dickie to Rosalie 1938-39 Box 33

Dickie to Rosalie 1940-44 Box 33

Dickie to Rosalie 1945-49 Box 33

Dickie to Rosalie 1950-59 Box 33

Dickie to Rosalie 1960-69 Box 33

Dickie to Rosalie 1970-79 Box 33

Dickie to Rosalie 1980-86 Box 33

Dickie to Rosalie 1987-89 Box 34

Dickie to Rosalie 1990-92 Box 34

Dickie to Rosalie n.d. (ca. 1960s) Box 34

Dickie to Rosalie
folder 1
n.d. Box 34

Dickie to Rosalie
folder 2
n.d. Box 34

Dickie to Rosalie's daughter Deborah 1971-81, n.d. Box 34 Box 34

Rosalie to Dickie

Rosalie to Dickie, original letter that Rosalie asked Dickie to return. Account of the birth of Deborah. 1945 Box 34

Rosalie to Dickie 1937-92 Box 34

Rosalie to Dickie n.d. Box 34

Anne Wayland Littleton Calmson to Rosalie Box 34

Anne Calmson to Rosalie 1929-44 Box 35

Anne Calmson to Rosalie 1945-90, n.d. Box 35

Anne Holland Erving to Rosalie Box 35

Anne Erving to Rosalie 1933-39 Box 35

Anne Erving to Rosalie 1940-47 Box 35

Anne Erving to Rosalie 1948-84, n.d. Box 35

Rosalie to Anne Holland Erving

Rosalie to Anne Erving 1957 Box 35

David Riesman to Rosalie 1929-92; ND Box 35

Alex Duncan Langmuir to Rosalie 1930-42, n.d. Box 35 Box 35

Frederic Faulkner (1909-1938) to Rosalie
Includes correspondence from his mother and reprint of his obituary.
1930-1940, n.d.

Ein, Rosalie's German governess, Fraulein Marie Röecke, to Rosalie 1925-45, n.d. Box 36

Beebie Runk to Rosalie 1925-41, n.d. Box 36

Karl Kluber correspondence
Note attached by Richard Regen states, "Prisoner and disturbed young man born in Germany of German mother and GI WWII father. Lived in and around Rosalie Regen's home in early 1960s.". See clippings file for more information.

Karl Kluber to Rosalie 1958-61 Box 36

Karl Kluber to Rosalie 1962-63 Box 36

Karl Kluber to Rosalie 1964, n.d. Box 36

Karl Kluber to Deborah 1960-63 Box 36

Rosalie, Deborah and "Aunt Catherine" Gillespie (a member of Plainfield Friends Meeting, not a relative) to Karl Kluber 1960-65 Box 36

Correspondence and clippings about Karl Kluber 1960-65 Box 36

To Rosalie in response to reading her poetry book Forever in Joy 1973-84, n.d. Box 36

Sorted by time period:

1920-1934, sorted alphabetically 1920-1934

A-D Box 37

E-G Box 37

H-Q Box 37

R Box 37

S-W Box 37

1935-1948, sorted alphabetically 1935-1948

A Box 38

B Box 38

C Box 38

D Box 38

F Box 38

G Box 38

H Box 38

I Box 38

J Box 38

K Box 38

L Box 38

M Box 38

N-O Box 38

P Box 38

R Box 38

S Box 38

T Box 38

U-V Box 38

W Box 38

Y-Z Box 38

1949-1959, sorted alphabetically 1949-1959

A Box 39

B Box 39

C Box 39

D Box 39

E-F Box 39

G Box 39

H Box 39

I-J Box 39

K Box 39

L Box 39

M Box 39

N-O Box 39

P-Q Box 40

R Box 40

S Box 40

T Box 40

U-V Box 40

W Box 40

Y-Z Box 40

1960-1969, sorted alphabetically 1960-69

A Box 40

B Box 40

C Box 40

D Box 40

E-F Box 40

G Box 40

H-J Box 41

K-L Box 41

M Box 41

N-Q Box 41

R Box 41

S Box 41

T-V Box 41

W Box 42

Y-Z Box 42

1970-1980, sorted alphabetically 1970-1980

A Box 42

B Box 42

C Box 42

D Box 42

E-F Box 42

G Box 42

H-J Box 42

K-L Box 42

M Box 43

N-Q Box 43

R Box 43

S Box 43

T-V Box 43

W Box 43

Y-Z Box 43

Miscellaneous
Unsorted Recent. This is how Rosalie had identified these letters. They are now loosely chronologically sorted.

1980-1982 1980-82 Box 43

1983-1984 1983-84 Box 43

1985-1986 1985-86 Box 43

1987-1989 1987-89 Box 43

1990-1993 1990-93 Box 44

n.d. n.d. Box 44

Letters written by Rosalie and Curt. These copies of letters have been sorted chronologically, and the letters to family members, Karl Kluber and Dickie have been removed to the preexisting folders of similar material. Contains several letters written to politicians.

Rosalie and Curt to various 1927-59 Box 44

Rosalie and Curt to various 1960-69 Box 44

Rosalie and Curt to various 1970-93 Box 44

Rosalie and Curt to various, fragments n.d. Box 44

General Correspondence

Correspondence with Publishers and Writers

Mrs. Fahs 1947-1948 Box 44

Langston Hughes and Richard Rive 1961-62 Box 44

Elizabeth Yates 1963-82;, n.d. Box 44

John McCandless (publisher of Forever in Joy 1974-77, n.d. Box 44

Forever in Joy book orders 1974-76, n.d. Box 44

Forever in Joy book orders 1935-59 Box 44

Forever in Joy book orders 1960-62 Box 44

Forever in Joy book orders 1963-69 Box 45

Forever in Joy book orders 1970-80 Box 45

Forever in Joy book orders 1981-88 Box 45

Forever in Joy book orders 1990-92 Box 45

Miscellaneous n.d. Box 45

Political Correspondence

Political correspondence 1944-85 Box 45

Political correspondence 1986-92, n.d. Box 45

Business Correspondence

Job Hunting 1937 Box 45

Concerning Charles Wharton Stork and his estate 1969-79 Box 45

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia concerning the posthumous publication of Charles Wharton Stork's The Vineyard & the Sea 1972-92 Box 45

Acknowledgements of donations
Includes letter signed by Jimmy Carter.
1973-93 Box 45

Swarthmore College Library and Friends Historical Library 1981-89 Box 45

Quaker correspondence Box 45

Quaker correspondence 1941-61 Box 45

Quaker correspondence 1962-93, n.d. Box 45

Ser. 4. Writings, 1927-1993
This series is subdivided into Coursework, Stories, Poems, Essays, Plays, Articles and Miscellaneous Writings, which includes early material and scrapbooks assembled by Rosalie Regen. Material is arranged in rough chronological order within each subseries. Some dates are approximate. Some correspondence with publishers is attached; the bulk of Rosalie's correspondence relating to her writing is in Series 3.


Coursework Box 46

Germantown Friends School, English 1927 Box 46

Radcliffe College:

English 31 1927-28 Box 46

Greek A and English 72, "The Romantics" notebook Box 46

English 72 "The Victorians" notebook 1930 Box 46

English 14 notebook Box 46

Philosophy, Art and English notebooks Box 46

Honors Thesis on Vachel Lindsay 1931. Box 46

Miscellaneous schoolwork. Box 46

Examination papers Box 46

Miscellaneous essays Box 47

New School of Social Research, 2 notebooks from "Philosophy of Non-violence" course, 1953 Box 47

Medford Leas, journal writing course and drama reading group papers, 1992 Box 47

Stories Box 47

Fox-trot or Waltz? (originally "`Dutch' Date"), Society Page 1931-32 Box 47

Full Moon (originally "Mother and Daughter") 1935-36 Box 47

Green Apples 1938 Box 47

Juanita late 1930s Box 47

Roseanne and the Blue Ring 1978 Box 47

One Magical Midsummer Night 1976 Box 47

Around the World with Granny and Granddad 1977 Box 47

Dippy, the Discontented Dinosaur 1977 Box 47

Do You Always do Just as You Like? 1978 Box 47

Amy's Lobster 1980 Box 47

A Tender Husband 1981 Box 47

Problem Mother, Problem Daughter (originally I was a Problem Daughter, You were a Problem Mother: An Autobiographical Novel)
Includes 4 folders of one complete draft and one folder with additional materials, including a key to the characters.
1986. Box 48

Tiddalik, the Giant Frog (An Australian Aborigine Myth retold by RR) 1991 Box 48

Quaker Adventures in Europe
Came with a note from Rosalie's son Richard Regen: "Rosalie Regen's last writing. First 3 chapters of Quaker Adventures in Europe in 1968-69, written Dec 92 - Feb 93. Based on her diaries and memoirs of the period."
1968-69, 1992-93 Box 48

The Artist n.d. Box 48

Asked in Marriage? n.d. Box 48

The Cigar (also called "There is a Tide") n.d. Box 48

Clash in the Kitchen (also called "Conflict and Blows in the Kitchen") n.d. Box 48

The Climb n.d. Box 48

Ellen's Man n.d. Box 48

I Want to be a Baby! n.d. Box 48

Mother and Daughter n.d. Box 48

Mountain Girl n.d. Box 48

Tommy and Nancy and Little Sue Stories
Outline of the collection and two stories.
n.d. Box 48

When Robert Frost Came to Dinner
Includes photocopy of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", handwritten by Robert Frost in the autograph book of Rosalie Regen, age 15 in 1925.
n.d. Box 48

Poems

Fun Through the Year, A Child's Book of the Seasons, stories and poems
Includes illustrations by Hedwig Rappolt
n.d. Box 48

A Book for All Seasons or Rhymes Round the Year. Box 49

Forever in Joy. Box 49

The Joy of Death, a sonnet. Box 49

Copybook of early poems. Box 49

Early poetry and stories. Box 49

Miscellaneous Poems in alphabetical order.

Haiku Box 49

Poems written to people Box 49

Published poetry Box 49

Plays

Christmas is Sharing 1947. Box 49

Merry Christmas from Plainfield, given at Meeting 1948 Box 49

The Pope and the Reformers, given by Young People's Class 1948 Box 49

The True Spirit of Christmas 1949. Box 49

Turn the Other Cheek, given at Yearly Meeting
Attached note by Richard Regen reads, "One of Rosalie's earliest plays given at NYYM. Written at YM and given by young people on the final evening to the whole assembled yearly meeting".
1949 Box 49

Kumba Decides, given at Yearly Meeting 1949 Box 49

The Visit of the Three Kings, given at Meeting 1951 Box 49

Jesus and Santa Claus/What do You Want for Christmas?, given at Meeting 1955 Box 49

Daisy, given by Girl Scouts 1956 Box 49

Jungle Doctor, given at Yearly Meeting 1956 Box 49

We Shall Overcome 1965 Box 49

The Easter Present 1971 Box 49

Conflict, given at Interim Meeting 1973 Box 49

"Who Am I?" A Play about Moses 1974 Box 49

Washington Rock, given at Plainfield 1975 and 1988 Box 49

Gandhi and the Untouchables 1976 Box 49

Celebrity, includes correspondence with Broome Agency and Scott Literary Agency 1978-80 Box 49

The King and the Hermit (attempted to publish) 1979 Box 50

Who's a Failure?
Submitted for publication in 1988. Attached note by Richard Regen reads, "play based on Rosalie's efforts to rehabilitate Karl Kluber, 23 year old who was born in Germany of a German mother and GI father."
1988 Box 50

"Bad" Mother? Box 50

Called Up! Box 50

Can You Make It? Box 50

The Carol that Never was Sung Box 50

Crisis Box 50

Crude Experiment in What is the Basis of Theatre Box 50

David and Saul Box 50

Destination - Moscow! Box 50

George Washington and the Cherry Tree Box 50

Gypsy Child Box 50

Halloween Skit Box 50

"I Thou" or "I-It"? Box 50

Isaac's Blessing Box 50

Joseph and his Dreams/Joseph and his Brothers Box 50

Kiki the Canary Who Wouldn't Sing Box 50

Leather Thief Box 50

Leo and Sonya: The Battle of the Tolstoys Box 50

Major Pike and the Quaker Witches Box 50

Martha and Mary Box 50

Martin the Cobbler Box 50

Meeting at Macroom Castle Box 50

My Christmas Box 50

Prudence Crandall (see also The Siege of Canterbury and We Shall Overcome) Box 50

A Quaker School on Constitution Day Box 50

Richard and the Runaway Slave Box 50

Samuel and Eli Box 50

Service can be Adventurous! Box 50

The Siege of Canterbury A Drama in Three Acts Based on the Life of Prudence Crandall Box 50

Trial in the Underworld Box 50

The Trial of William Penn Box 50

Walk in Peace Box 50

The Wedding of William Penn Box 50

Where are the Brownies? Box 50

Plays in German Box 50

Fragments of plays Box 50

Published plays Box 50

Peaceful Heroes manuscript Box 51

Play programs and write ups Box 51

Essays

Bread and Freedom The New Greater Germany 1938 Box 51

Thoughts on God and Man 1952 Box 51

Can Quakers Find Inspiration in Oriental Religions? 1974 Box 51

"Hermanos" of Bolivia and Peru 1977 Box 51

The Joy of Death 1990 Box 51

The Joy of Immortality
Includes source material.
Box 51

Iran-Iraq War Box 51

"Manuscript on Hinduism and other Religions based on Will Cleveland's MS." Box 51

The Sermon on the Mount Box 51

Through Quaker Eyes Box 51

Worry Blocks Faith Box 51

Miscellaneous

Scrapbook: published writings 1927-43 Box 51

Scrapbook: "Magazine Articles Newspaper Clippings Poems and Reviews by Rosalie Regen" Box 51

Scrapbook: photocopy of scrapbook about her plays
Original photographs removed to PA 58
Box 52

Regen Family Photographs Box 52

Scrapbook: "Writing a Friendly Art" from Pendle Hill Workshop 1984 Box 52

Drafts of letters, announcements and articles submitted to the Courier News, Quaker Life, The Friend and Plainfield Friend 1954-79, n.d. Box 52

"God's Messages via Radio" program on WERA 1962 Box 52

Services given by Rosalie Regen at The McCutchen, Yearly Meeting Friends Home n.d. Box 52

Quaker-related material Box 52

Published material Box 52

Manuscript material, including anonymous material and material not written by Rosalie Regen Box 52

Address lists 1965-80. Box 52

Incidental notes Box 52

Incidental notebooks Box 53